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LEBANON


Location - Middle East; Capital - Beirut; Population - 4 million; Currency - Lebanon Lira

Lebanon was the first destination on my 9 month Asia overland trip, landing in Beirut in May 1999.

 

lebnote1000 Lebanese Lira, showing the ruins of Baalbek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leb1Part of the reconstructed area of Downtown Beirut

 

 

leb2Escape from the hustle & bustle at the American University of Beirut

 

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leb3Terry Waite stayed at the Riviera Hotel, Beirut, before he was kidnapped

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leb4Selling bread on the Beirut Corniche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leb4aFishing in the Mediterranean, Beirut

 

 

leb5Live music at the Lone Star Cafe, Beirut

 

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leb6The former Green Line, which divided East and West Beirut during the war, and the scene of heavy fighting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leb7Downtown Beirut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leb8Pigeon Rocks, Beirut

 

 

leb9The Sea Castle at Sidon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leb10In the souqs of the old quarter, Sidon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leb11Taynal Mosque, Tripoli

 

 

leb12Wandering through the old quarter of Tripoli

 

 

leb13Old Tripoli dates back to the Mamluk era of 14th/15th century

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leb13aTripoli souq

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leb15Selling orange juice, Tripoli

 

 

leb16The Biblical cedar trees near Bcharre are the symbol of Lebanon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leb17Sculpture of Christ, Bcharre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leb18View of Bcharre and the Qadisha Gorge, a beautiful area of Lebanon

 

 

leb19Deir Qannoubin monastery in the Qadisha Gorge

 

 

leb20Inside Deir Mar Elishaa monastery, built around Qadisha Gorge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leb21A Qadisha Gorge monastery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leb22Walking along the bottom of the Qadisha Gorge

 

 

leb24The Roman ruins at Baalbek. This is the Temple of Jupiter, dating back to 60 AD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leb25Baalbek ruins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leb26Temple of Bacchus from 150 AD, Baalbek

 

 

leb28Bekaa Valley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LINKS

www.destinationlebanon.gov.lb - Lebanon tourist board

www.tourismlebanon.com

www.lebanon.com/tourism

www.lebanontourism.net

 

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